UPDATED: Wed 3:14 PM, Aug 14, 2013
The first of five suspects in drug trafficking ring in Wausau has pleaded not guilty and will head to trial.
Elnora Henderson, 41, is charged with manufacturing/deliver non-narcotics and maintaining a drug trafficking place stemming from two drugs bust in Wausau in June.
She's free on a $20,000 signature bond and will return to court on August 26 for a clerical court proceed.
Four other co-defendant are expected in court for their preliminary hearings before the end of the month. That hearing will determined whether they will head to trial.
UPDATE: 6/26 at 12:23 p.m.
Five people have now been charged in a drug trafficking ring in Wausau.
On June 21, officers executed a search warrant at two homes in Wausau. As, result five people were refereed for charges.
Freddie Henderson, 42, of Wausau, is charged with two counts of Maintaining a drug tracking place, and two counts of manufacture/deliver cocaine. He's expected back in court on July for a preliminary hearing. He remains in the Marathon County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.
Elnora Henderson, 41, of Wausau is charged with Manufacture/Deliver Non-Narcotics and Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. She's free on a $20,000 signature bond and will return to court on July 3 for a preliminary hearing.
Jamilah Broomfield, 26, is charged with three counts of manufacture/delivery heroin, three counts of bail jumping, and maintaining a drug trafficking place. She remains behind bars on a $5,000 bond; $3,000 signature, and $2,000 cash. Her next court date has been set for July 8.
Randy Simmons Jr., 29, faces the most severe charges. He's charges with seven felonies including three counts of manufacturing/delivering heroin. He's also charged with four misdemeanor charges in the case. He's preliminary hearing has also been scheduled for July 3. Simmons is still behind bars on a $15,000 cash bond.
Carlton Chandler III, 23, faces similar charges. He is in custody on a $20,000 cash bond. He's charged with two counts maintaining a drug trafficking place, three counts manufacture/deliver heroin and three counts of bail jumping. He will also return to court on July 3.
ORIGINAL STORY: 6/21 at 2:53 p.m.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a three-month investigation into cocaine and heroin use in the area has resulted in the arrest of four people.
According to a press release from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, on Thursday a 42-year-old man was arrested on two counts of delivery of crack cocaine, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of THC and a probation hold, following a search of a home on the 300 block of Wausau Avenue. A 41-year-old woman was not arrrested, but could be charged with delivery of cocaine and delivery of a schedule two narcotic, along with maintaining a drug trafficking place.
A 26-year-old woman was also arrested for three counts of delivery of heroin and maintaining a drug trafficking place. A 23-year-old man was arrested for three counts of delivery of heroin and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
A 29-year-old man is facing similar charges after a separate drug bust at a home on 1st Avenue. The sheriff's department says he's expected to be charged with three counts delivery of heroin, three counts maintaining a drug trafficking place, felony identity theft, possession of paraphernalia, obstructing an officer and a warrant for a domestic incident.
The charges will be forwarded to the Marathon County District Attorney. The suspects are expected to be in court next. NewsChannel 7 will continue to follow this case.
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